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5 09, 2016

FOCUS: If You Read One Article About Sincerity, Read This One!

By | 2018-08-02T16:28:52-07:00 September 5th, 2016|Authenticity, Communication, Credibility, Focus, Good Business, Leadership, Trust|

Charles Spurgeon and Sincerity “Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.” – Charles Spurgeon. Building and investing in relationships means building and investing in trust. In my last article, trust was defined as “choosing to risk making something you value vulnerable to [...]

29 08, 2016

AUGUST SAMPLER: 5 Informative and Imaginative Posts For You!

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:18-07:00 August 29th, 2016|Communication, Content, Conversation, Creativity, Entrepreneur, Facebook, H2H, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media, VACC|

The end of summer is upon us. These diverse articles will tickle your imagination and start you thinking about what your autumn online activities might be! 10 Social Media Myths 10 social media myths to quash  Many times I must slip into “Mythbusters” Mode when speaking to groups about what’s [...]

15 08, 2016

GO DEEP: Strong & Weak Ties – Your Genuine Challenge?

By | 2018-11-08T16:07:35-07:00 August 15th, 2016|Content, Customer Experience, Entrepreneur, Go Deep, H2H, Leadership, Marketing, Measurement, People, Problem-solving, Small Business, Social Media, Strategy, VACC|

Strong Ties and Weak Ties Once upon a time, there were "Strong Ties" and "Weak Ties" in business. Strong Ties existed between you and your best customers. You interacted frequently and knew each other well. The bulk of your business was from and through these Strong Ties. It took some work. Maintaining them required [...]

25 07, 2016

Top 5 Timely and Valuable Articles for July

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:19-07:00 July 25th, 2016|Authenticity, Communication, Content, Creativity, Customer Experience, Entrepreneur, Facebook, H2H, Marketing, Small Business, Smart Business, Social Media, Strategy, Video|

Wow, that was fast! There was all the hub-bub for the Fourth of July, then the flurry of political conventions, and now we’re at the end of the month and looking back at some of the really helpful articles that have been published across the web…..and there have been a LOT of them! Here are [...]

18 07, 2016

Still Waiting For That Expert “Top Ten” List?

By | 2018-11-08T16:00:11-07:00 July 18th, 2016|Ambiguity, Authenticity, Awareness, Blogging, Communication, Conversation, Creativity, Customer Experience, Entrepreneur, H2H, Meaning, Reflection, Small Business, Smart Business, Strategy, Thoughts, VACC|

Top 10! It's not all that hard to be different, because you are. I made an observation recently in a meeting about the tension we have in each of us to both fit in and be utterly unique. This applies to individuals (this is America, after all...individuals are a huge, almost obsessive focus of our attention...) [...]

4 07, 2016

Are You Interested in Working Through the Fear?

By | 2018-10-26T15:16:09-07:00 July 4th, 2016|Authenticity, Decision-making, Entrepreneur, Leadership, Problem-solving, Strategy|

What are you afraid of? Holidays make many entrepreneurs and small business owners nervous. On one hand, HURRAH! A holiday! Depending on your business, you may be looking at numerous merry-makers coming to your shop and celebrating by indulging in a bit of “retail therapy.” A different kind of [...]

27 06, 2016

The 5 Top Tested and Approved Posts for June!

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:20-07:00 June 27th, 2016|Customer Experience, Facebook, Marketing, Measurement, Small Business, Social Media, Strategy, Uncategorized, VACC|

 Kicking off the summer months with some TERRIFIC material covering ROI, opportunity discovery and various views on reaching the right Visitors/Audience/Customers/Community (VACC) for your business. Do you know your Audience? 5 Steps for Leveraging Growth Opportunities on Social Media   Growing on Social Media doesn’t mean quadrupling the number of [...]

20 06, 2016

FOCUS: Is It Destiny or Just a Feeling…or WHAT?

By | 2018-06-15T15:56:26-07:00 June 20th, 2016|Ambiguity, Authenticity, Awareness, Creativity, Decision-making, Entrepreneur, Focus, Leadership, Meaning, Problem-solving, Productivity, Small Business, Smart Business, Strategy|

Decisions and Discernment How do you arrive at the thing or things to focus on every day? There are innumerable items that float through my brain every day, usually just at the time the alarm goes off (if I’m lucky and don’t wake up early…). Living in a particularly woodsy [...]

13 06, 2016

How Much Do You Compromise Your Planning?

By | 2018-11-02T16:40:24-07:00 June 13th, 2016|Customer Experience, Entrepreneur, Good Business, H2H, Leadership, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media, Strategy, VACC|

If you don’t see it, it’s still there…. Planning is not something that comes naturally to a lot of small-to-medium business (SMB) owners. Oh, we’re pretty good at planning out our day’s work, maybe setting up appointments and some are even pretty good at prioritization and time management. When [...]

6 06, 2016

FOCUS: Surviving Trust and Lies

By | 2018-12-07T12:40:22-07:00 June 6th, 2016|Authenticity, Communication, Community Management, Content, Conversation, Customer Experience, Focus, H2H, Leadership, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media, Strategy, VACC|

Trustworthiness Global Poll from Hubspot Who do you trust?  No really..... During my regular scouring of quality content this week I found an article by Ben Jacobson at Hubspot entitled "How to Build Trust Online: 7 Little Ways to Create a Trustworthy Website". While the bulk of the article was about the things you could [...]

30 05, 2016

They’re Here!! 5 Outstanding Social Media Posts for May

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:29-07:00 May 30th, 2016|Blogging, Content, Customer Experience, Facebook, Google, H2H, Marketing, Measurement, Mobile, Sharing, Small Business, Social Media, Strategy, Tips, VACC|

 This month we're treated to a nice mix of articles covering How-Tos, new research studies and a bit of crystal ball gazing for future trends. KPIs for Social Media The Top 26 Social Media KPIs Marketers Can't Ignore Measurement is the crucial component to understanding if you're meeting your goals, right? Yet many [...]

23 05, 2016

FOCUS: The Trouble with Your Audience

By | 2018-10-05T16:21:15-07:00 May 23rd, 2016|Authenticity, Blogging, Communication, Content, Conversation, Customer Experience, Focus, H2H, Marketing, People, Small Business, Social Media, Strategy, VACC|

Is this you in front of your audience? Can there be stage fright when there’s no stage? In a previous life, I was a professional musician. Thanks to my family and predisposition for wanting attention as a kid, I have been lucky when it comes to getting butterflies in [...]

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